Hello and welcome to “Pen 2 Paper” – a new blog feature where the design team will share ways to incorporate your own personal handwriting or journaling into your projects.
My daughter loves using the Fuji Instant Camera. I got it for my first Mother’s Day gift, knowing I would want her to use it as well. With the camera, you can order tiny albums with protectors to fit the photos. She had used them all up, so I decided to make my own for her. My daughter was so excited I was making her this album to hold recent photos she took at the zoo. She helped from start to finish, as you can see in the process video here.
The frontside of the album holds the two best photos from the camera and also the photo I took of her at the zoo. The backside is for extra photos, and the not so good photos from the camera. I made the album to hold seven photos, but each pocket can hold up to three photos.
Since this was for her, I kept the papers and embellishments playful using the Hello Sunshine 12×12 paper pad and stickers. Deciding on the structure of the album, and something fun for her to hold, I used the Pink Paislee Photogram Cut Files as the base pages to stitch the protector pockets onto, and then bound the pages together using the accordion technique.
Keeping with the fun and playful theme of the album, I journaled inside one of the squares of the Photograms, adding chipboard pieces from the Hello Sunshine collection. My journaling is not about taking pictures at the zoo or that day, but how proud I am seeing her enjoying photography. As my daughter ran to show her Dad “her” album, the first thing she asked was what does this say?
To see how the album came together watch my process on video:
Collections Used: Hello Sunshine, Switchboard